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a pre-tax profit margin of 17. %, she said she would revisit those goals for the pretax profit margins for that unit in mid year once, again, the final acquisition or the last leg of that brokerage unit has been completed. the year over year decline in fixed income commodities and currency trading was down 42%. she said it was due to the very strong first quarter of 2012. that was due to some hejs that had helped put on for its clients. however, she did note on a quarter over quarter basis trading was up. retail activity among the brokerage clients was strong in january and february. it did taper off a little bit in march on concerns about some of the issues we saw. cyprus the big run-up in the market, et cetera. april got off to a slightly stronger start as well. she said ceo confidence when it comes to m and a, she said right now ceos are looking out to the second half of the year. there is concerns about the profit outlook there and that's holding them back a little bit. debt and equity underwriting remain strong. >> thank you, mary. a lot of information you had from that conversati
is saying today. >>> also your online shopping could get very different very soon. is it a tax hike or just a way to help out some small business owners? prices will be going up. >>> and the sounds of a sickening discovery. aerothe 911 calls made by the people of west texas as they reported on that plant explosion that just about wiped part of their town off the map. all of that and breaking news as the second hour of "happening now" starts right now. jon: a new terror plot uncovered in canada linked to al-qaeda in iran. the alleged target, a passenger train traveling between new york and toronto. it is a brand new hour of "happening now," thanks for joining us, i'm jon scott. jenna: hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee, and here's the story. there are two suspects now in custody, and they will be appearing in court today. canadian police picked them up in montreal and toronto following what's been described as a lengthy investigation. the men allegedly received direction and guidance from al-qaeda members, and here's the catch: apparently, these al-qaeda members were based in iran. national corres
this is a phony crisis, aimed at a $1.2 trillion tax hike because federal agencies cannot get their priorities in order. we've got proof. we're going to show you something. stay with us. kudlow. i know what you're thinking... transit fares! as in the 37 billion transit fares we help collect each year. no? oh, right. you're thinking of the 1.6 million daily customer care interactions xerox handles. or the 900 million health insurance claims we process. so, it's no surprise to you that companies depend on today's xerox for services that simplify how work gets done. which is...pretty much what we've always stood for. with xerox, you're ready real business. >>> all right. first up, as airport delays mount to the faa is blaming the spending cuts sequester, forcing thousands of air traffic controllers to take unpaid leave. but republicans blame the obama administration for selectively choosing which cuts would make us all feel the most pain. take a listen to kansas senator jerry moran earlier today. >> it seems as if politics is playing a significant role in the determining what actions the faa are
at $400 a share. it's got more than $100 net cash even after paying taxes, so you're paying $3,000, any earnings down 25% from what's expected. he put a ten p-e on that and this is a very cheap stock unless you believe that earnings will decline every year from here on out. that's ahead of the case and we're not buying ahead of it because we like the position that we have, you know, but we think it's an exceptionally cheap stock at this level. >> it will be one of the most-watched numbers of the quarter. thanks so much. >> thank you. >> switching gears, they were grossly negligent in the lead up to the brokerage firm's collapse. kayla tausche has more on this story which she's been following from its earlier days. >> it seems like it's been forever, david. we're getting a 61-page lawsuit from the bankruptcy court in manhattan. it takes aim at john corzine and the coo and cfo breaching fiduciary duty as it entered a downward spiral in 2011. it seeks an unspecified amount in damages. trustees won approval for a liquidation plan. in a statement, trustee louis freeh says attempts at med med
. >> yeah, it has, which is good because that may counteract the effects of the payroll tax high. what about gold? let's check the commodities like gold, the ten-year. down about 7%. 7 bucks to $1414. there's been a bit of a move in sort of the euro. we want to keep an eye on that. there's your currency chart here in the ten-year treasury note. we talk about home sales. you always want to watch the ten-year treasury note. the yield right now is at 1 o.66. in corporate news this morning, japan says final permission to resume flights on boeing's dreamliner, it may come as early as thursday. that's earlier than expected. yesterday, boeing's engineers began install b reinforced lithium ion batteries on all nippon airways jets. some investment banks that have been looking to sell businesses with liquid assets in order to appease regulators and bolster balance sheets. credit suisse cited the rule last summer as a reason for exploring that sale. also, a u.s. trade panel has ruled apple didn't violate a google patent to make the iphone. if it had been found guilty, the tech giant's popular devices c
of jobs were expanded. >>> 7:47. ebay may be on the losing end of a battle over internet sales tax. the online retailer wants customers to tell federal lawmakers they oppose a to collect sales tax on internet purchases. ebay says the sales tax would hurt small businesses. but the u.s. senate overwhelmingly agreed to start debating the idea. online retailers are exempt with less than $1 million a year. >>> nevada is accused of dumping psychiatric patients in california to save money. pam cook is in our newsroom with the alarming accusations and what the city of san francisco is doing about it. >> well, a nevada state mental hospital is accused of putting psychiatric patients on greyhound buss headed for california -- buses headed for california. it doesn't stop there. the hospital in las vegas loaded up 1500 patients on buses and sent them out of state. now dennis herrera is demanding answers. >> it's very disconcerting when i think about these individuals given one-way passes on buses, no meds, food or drink. >> herrera is asking the allegations to be looked into. he says if the al
. and, most importantly, president obama wants more taxes. >> correct. when was the last time an american president ever deliberately inflicted pain on the population in order to score a political point? >>brian: there was a delay in new york for two to three hours as well as chicago and atlanta. this is incredible. how long can that continue? >> it's going to go on in the future apparently. >>steve: could go through the summer. >> they are going to cut $637 million out of the f.a.a.'s budget. that will affect some of the 15,000 air traffic controllers. and they're expecting delays on 6,700 flights a day. >>steve: the extraordinary thing is of the f.a.a.'s budget, 70% is the payroll for the guys in the tower and what not. 70%. why don't they make the cuts to the 30% that doesn't involve -- >> why is it you've got more air traffic controllers today than you did a year ago, you're spending more on the f.a.a. today than a year ago and you can't cut out of there when incurring delays on the suffering public? >>brian: this segment is so much better than yesterday's; am i right, guy
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